What is the best way to start a home based online business? To make money from the web, it is best to follow a proven concept which is Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate marketing has been around for quite some time and it started with a small company known as Amazon.com. Today, Amazon is the largest online store in the world with the largest team of partners promoting their products on the web. At present, the industry has explored with billions of dollar turnover a year.
To start a home internet business by using the affiliate route is quite simple. First, do your market research and select and product or service with a high growth potential. Next, find the top merchant in that industry and go to their web site. If they have an affiliate program, you will see a hyper link to the sign up page. Register as one of their online partner and submit your application. When approved, you will be given a unique tracking ID. The ID will be used for sales analysis and commission pay out purposes.
To be successful in the online affiliate model, you must be able to do one thing well which is "promotion" . Promotion on the internet is all about generating traffic to your web site. It is all a numbers game. If you can bring a lot of targeted traffic to your sale page, you will make money. It is that simple.
There are many ways to promote your affiliate business. You can use either the free method or the paid method. Both strategies have its advantaged and disadvantages. The free approach is through Written Marketing or Article Marketing. The most popular paid promotion is known as Pay Per Click (PPC) online advertising.